The body of a Rwandan peacekeeper recently killed in the Central African Republic arrived in Rwanda, the Rwandan Ministry of Defense said on Thursday.
The casket containing the remains of Sergeant Major Edouard Nsabiyaremye, arrived in Rwanda on Tuesday, according to the statement.
Nsabiyaremye served under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
He was killed in northwest Central African Republic on July 13, 2020 during an attack by elements of an armed group.
The Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, led senior officials of MINUSCA in paying homage to the deceased peacekeeper in a ceremony at M’Poko International Airport in Bangui, before his body was airlifted to Rwanda, the statement said.
“The Rwanda Defense Force reiterates its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the fallen soldier. Nsabiyaremye will be laid to rest at Kanombe Military Cemetery on Friday, July 24,” it added.